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This Old Dark Machine by James Vincent McMorrow
"spring it came upon us,
every insect filled the air
dropped their wings upon my brother,
cast their shadows on his hair..."

(jamesvmcmorrow.com)
+ the VIDEO
(YouTube)

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AD

Nike : Better World
"The new commercial for Nike is made out of 100% recycled material from other ads. So no extra footage was shot to make this one. And you have to admit,
it’s pretty good. A two minute homage to sport, some inspiring stuff!"

(Creative Criminals)

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April Fool's Day
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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THE AMERICAN DREAM

What is today's American Dream ?
"They may not have called it the American Dream but for centuries people have gone to America in search of freer, happier, and richer lives. But is today's
American Dream a mythical concept or still a reality?"

(BBC)

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A picture from the film : 'Dead Poets' Society'
(listal.com)

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POETRY

Calliope
"In Greek mythologyCalliope was the muse of epic poetry, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and is now best known asHomer's muse, the inspiration for the Odyssey and the Iliad."
(Wikipedia)

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ENERGY

Cartoon: Not In My Back Yard
" Each energy option has its downside, as recent disasters
have shown all too clearly..."

+ DISCUSSION POINTS + VOCABULARY
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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REFUGEE

Kamran's story: Afghan teenager animates escape ordeal
"After Kamran Safi's father was murdered by the Taliban in 2007, the
teenager took the perilous journey from Afghanistan to Britain when they
threatened to kill him too. He has now made an animated film about
his ordeal, which has captivated millions around the world."

(BBC)

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ROYAL WEDDINGS

Royal wedding: What past events were like
"How royal weddings have changed - and stayed the same - in the past 100 years, from that of William's great-grandparents to his father's second marriage.
Watch clips of these events , drawn from the BBC's archives,
on our History of Royal Weddings page."

(BBC)

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QUAKE

What's inside a Japanese quake grab bag ?
"With more than half a million people living in temporary shelters and
panic-buying leaving stores empty of supplies, people are being reminded
of the importance of government advice, which tells them to have
a survival "grab bag" permanently at the ready
."
(BBC)



Emergency kit
"The Japanese government recommends a long list of items to its citizens."
(ukinjapan.fco.gov.uk)


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DEATH PENALTY

Amnesty International: Global death penalty trend falls
"Although 23 countries carried out executions in 2010, four more than in 2009,
the number of people executed dropped from at least 714 to at least 527,
the rights group said.
But that figure does not include China, whose executions are thought to be
more than all other countries put together."

(BBC)

 

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POACHING

Africa rhinos face 'worst poaching crisis for decades'
"Over the past three years, gangs are said to have killed more than 800 rhinos
for their horns, which can fetch £22,000 per kilo on the black market."

(BBC)

Poaching
= "The illegal shooting, trapping, or taking of game or fish
from private or public property."

(legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com)

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How De Valera asked UK to smear IRA chief Sean Russell
"Newly released documents suggest that the man who helped secure an
independent Ireland, Eamon de Valera, covertly co-operated
with Britain to crush the IRA."

(BBC)

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ADVERTISING

Beyond banners? Making content do the talking
"These can be difficult times for publishers and content providers
in this brave new digital world."

(BBC)

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The secrets of Anna Chapman
An article + a video
"Russia's Anna Chapman captured the media world's attention last year when
she was deported from the US, accused of being a spy.
The BBC's Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg investigates
"Russia's most glamorous secret agent"."

(BBC)

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PROTESTS

Cartoon: A Tale of Two Cities
"This cartoon by Adams from The Daily Telegraph uses the title of a novel by  Charles Dickens ( A Tale of Two Cities) to highlight the contrasting fortunes
of protesters in London and various Arab countries (in Dickens' novel the two
cities were London and Paris)..."

(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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MOTHER'S DAY

Celebrate Mother's Day
Debenhams : Mom
"Instead of only calling for your mom when you need her, you can call her
this time to thank her for everything she has done for you.
Only using the word ‘mom’ conveys this message perfectly."

(creativecriminals.com)

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THE AMERICAN DREAM

What is today's American Dream ?
Work, love and world
How the under-30s are redefining today's American Dream

+ a VIDEO
(BBC)

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QUAKE / TSUNAMI

Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami
"Move the slider to compare satellite images, taken by GeoEye,
from before and after the disaster."

(nytimes.com)

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THE BRAIN

Ode to the Brain! by Symphony of Science
"Ode to the Brain" is the ninth episode in the Symphony of Science music
video series. Through the powerful words of scientists Carl Sagan,
Robert Winston, Vilayanur Ramachandran, Jill Bolte Taylor, Bill Nye,
and Oliver Sacks, it covers different aspects the brain including its evolution,
neuron networks, folding, and more..."

(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS under the video
(symphonyofscience.com)

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ART

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
- Printable worksheets and teachers' notes

(schoolsliaison.org.uk)

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RADIATIONS

Radiation Dose Chart
(xkcd.com)

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